These 10 multi-tasking wonders will make your routine a breeze.
As busy, beauty-obsessed individuals, we’re well acquainted with the age-old struggle of creating a hair and makeup routine that looks the same at 8 p.m. as it did at 8 a.m. The secret is in the reapplication, so we’ve curated a compact selection of 10 nonnegotiable products to keep on deck at all times. Pop it in your desk to prep for post-work drinks, leave it in your gym bag, or keep it in your suitcase if you’re a frequent flyer.
After hours, everyone’s hair can use a pick me up. Enter Powder Play Lite, the cult-favorite, cloud-like formula that blasts roots with volume. Pump the product directly onto dry hair for instant texture.
This triple threat can be used on the cheeks, eyelids, and lips for a subtle, ridiculously pretty glow. The formula, which is loaded with vitamin E and acai oil, glides across skin with ease, so it's easy to apply with just a finger.
We’re firm believers in pampering—even if time doesn’t always permit. That’s where Mario Badescu’s facial spray comes in: The lightweight mist douses skin with aloe, herbal extracts, and rosewater for a soothing, super-hydrating treat. Apply it liberally throughout the day to tone, set makeup, and (momentarily) chill out.
An easy-to-apply concealer is a necessary component of a go-bag. Benefit’s lightweight formula is spiked with vitamin E and apple seed, which moisturizes skin as it disguises under-eye circles and smooths fine lines. Swipe it on from the lipstick-like bullet, using fingertips to blend.
If your style starts to feels dull, this intoxicatingly scented spray will give you (and your hair) life. The rose and almond oil-infused formula is incredibly lightweight, so strands are left feeling hydrated—not greasy.
You can’t bring your entire makeup collection with you everywhere, so enlist the help of a palette. This compact version features a skin-flattering contouring powder and champagne highlighter. Quickly sweep the long-lasting Amazonian clay formula across your face for soft, natural-looking accents.
Your fingers won’t cut it for many powder-based formulas, but lugging around a portfolio of brushes is a drag. Keep it simple and practical with Lancôme’s dual-ended tool—the brush features an oval-shaped head for blush and highlighter and a flat side for bronzer.
Is skipping shampoo after the gym ideal? No. Are you going to do it anyway? Yup. Luckily, this talc-free, clay-based dry shampoo works to zap excess oil in a pinch. Leave the formula on roots for two minutes, and after brushing the product out, hair is left with a clean and matte finish (read: no traces of spin class sweat).
One side of the tube features a light mauve, while the flip side offers a deep, statement plum. The duo (which is formulated with a cocktail of shea butter and vitamins A, C, and E) can be worn together or alone, depending on whether you want a hint of color or a power lip.
Lano’s cult-favorite balm delivers a powerhouse formula with legit 101 uses. The hero ingredient is lanolin, which mimics skin’s natural oils and creates an uber-moisturizing ointment that can prime lips, hydrate dry or cracked skin, keep eyebrows in place, sooth redness around the nose, highlight cheekbones, and much more.